Roz Chast recently opened a retrospective at the School of Visual Arts Gallery, as the New York cartoonist – famed for working with The New Yorker – has shown daily life in NYC over the past 40 years. It’s almost a shock to see her getting her due in a male-dominated field, but she isn’t alone.
Other women cartoonists are finally getting their due in a flurry of new exhibitions and books that include Barbara Shermund’s satirical cartoons at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Ohio, showing the cartoons of the early feminist and Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet is a new comic book was recently released by Drawn & Quarterly.
As Chast once said in her book, A Love Letter to New York, her comics are a tribute to the city she lives in. “
I feel about Manhattan the way I feel about a book, a TV series, a movie, a play, an artist, a song, a food, a whatever that I love,” she writes. “I want to tell you about it so that maybe you will love it, too.”
Photos via Roz Chast